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Belgrove Hotel
Ranked #922 of 1,069 Hotels in London
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“never again”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

worst hotel ive ever stayed in . I left a day early , I was put in the lower floor which had the smell of sewers ,the tv picture didn't work ,I could hear trains rumbling under me till midnight . the bed was clean and the breakfast ok . I found the staff unfriendly . I have stayed in other places on this street and have been great . very dingy scruffy place

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

This small family hotel is literally a stone's throw from King's Cross and St Pancras International Railway stations. It's therefore ideally placed for attracting the weary traveller. But it could do with getting it's act together.
I spent two nights in a single room: the bed was fine although I had to ask for the feather pillow to be exchanged for a foam one as requested at the time of booking. The room was small and the bathroom even smaller, so much so that I couldn't turn round in the shower. The toilet bowl also contained lots of limescale indicating that it hadn't been cleaned properly for a long time. Otherwise the room was very clean.
The furniture was ok although one of the cabinet drawers threatened to come apart.
The staff were all very pleasant and professional, responding promptly to any requests I made.
The basement breakfast room was pleasant and the main 'English' breakfast on offer was okay, if not spectacular. There wasn't much choice otherwise: white toast, cheap cornflakes, watered down orange juice. But the coffee was great.
I suppose you 'get what you pay for' and £120 for 2 nights can probably be classed as cheap in comparison with other London hotels. But I think all hotels are being greedy and charging far too much because they get away with it ( a case of take it or leave it) and this makes it easier for this hotel to charge so much for such comparatively poor facilities.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Salisbury
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

The worst hotel was pre TA days so is spared a review, but the memory still lingers on as will this one.
The outside of this hotel is brightly painted and looks inviting, but as the saying goes you can't polish some unpleasant things. Inside the corridors ar dingy almost grubby looking. The receptionist was friendly, but the night porter disdainful every time he had to disturb himself to let you in - that's what you're paid for!!!
The room was awful. I am a reasonble person I don't expect 5* service when you only pay a 1* rate, but this reached a new low. I even bothered to attach photos I was that incensed about how appalling this place is.
Above a tube line as well so there was rumbling every few minutes until well gone midnight.
It's cheap and close to St Pancras. Spend an extra £25 and you might find somewhere much better than this.
AVOID IT!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

The bedrooms are horrible. Instead of plugs there is extension leads full of paint. Bathrooms are shared and dirty, burst pipes in the bathrooms. Bedroom window don't shut so it's left wide open. Bedroom has damp and holes in the wall. Carpets are filthy, the reception staff are rude and give you false information. The tv in the room is tiny, doesn't work, no remotes, and the rooms smell like sewers. Isn't worth the money at all, it's a third world, not even a basic room. Absolutely disgusting! Wouldn't ever stay here again!
Breakfasts in the morning was freezing, not suitable for rats never mind humans! No lift, we stayed on the third floor so we had to carry a heavy case up 3 flights of stairs, with no help!! We are all women aswell! To use the showers you had to go out your room in a towel and 9/10 times other people in the hotel would see you. We had a faulty plug as we asked 3 times for it to be fixed..finally when it got fixed, the electrician was really dodgy didn't look qualified at all! The staff are rude and I would never ever return to this disgusting hotel again!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 22, 2013

The bedrooms are horrible. Instead of plugs there is extension leads full of paint. Bathrooms are shared and dirty, burst pipes in the bathrooms. Bedroom window don't shut so it's left wide open. Bedroom has damp and holes in the wall. Carpets are filthy, the reception staff are rude and give you false information. The tv in the room is tiny, doesn't work, no remotes, and the rooms smell like sewers. Isn't worth the money at all, it's a third world, not even a basic room. Absolutely disgusting! Wouldn't ever stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Hamburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Don't expect too much, and then you will not be disappointed. Room was tiny but OK, everything worked, cooked English breakfast was good. Staff were friendly. The location directly opposite St Pancras station is excellent. We were on the 3rd floor and there are no lifts, which was a pain. But I've stayed in hotels in London that were much worse than this one. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

I had the misfortune of staying at the Belgrove Hotel in Oct 2013. It's a real dump, only slightly better than using a sleeping bag and sleeping on the pavement somewhere outside King's Cross. I've been travelling around the world for 20 years and I have a clear sense of sub-standard accommodation, including in under-developed countries. I would put the Belgrove hotel amongst the three worst hotels where I stayed. What makes it worse is the fact that London is the capital of what is supposed to be a very developed country. I got a single room at the Belgrove hotel: extremely tiny, dusty, falling apart; the so-called private bathroom was so tiny that one can hardly enter in it; the room was next to the reception and therefore very noisy; the breakfast room was also very small; the so-called orange juice they served tasted like detergent... Seriously, if you look for a hotel in London, forget this horrendous place! Bernardo

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Belgrove Hotel
Address: 1-3 Belgrove Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8AB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
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Ranked #922 of 1,069 Hotels in London
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Hotel Class:2 star — Belgrove Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 55
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